September 16, 2016

Digital Education accepting proposals for online course development

Digital Education is accepting proposals now through Oct. 1 for a funded program to support faculty in the development of new online courses.

Digital Education (formerly a unit within Purdue Extended Campus) provides financial, pedagogical and technical support for the development and teaching of online courses to increase access to courses students need to graduate. DE is interested in supporting high-demand undergraduate courses that serve large numbers of students in a variety of majors. To see the complete course selection criteria, visit the website below.

The course development cycle generally requires about 14 weeks. Courses developed in this cycle should be available to students in Spring, Summer or Fall 2017. DE will support instruction of new courses for at least three academic terms with a possibility of additional support for well-received courses that fill a need effectively.

Instructional designers will guide interested instructors and departments through the process from creating learning objectives to assessing students with the most advanced tools available for online education.

DE encourages faculty who are unsure about developing online courses for the upcoming academic terms to contact DE to discuss options, challenges and benefits encountered by teaching in a different modality.

For more information and to complete an application, visit

Questions may be directed to Maricel Lawrence, associate director of digital education, at or 765-494-1664.

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